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Wily coyotes can’t outfox donkeys
December 30, 2000
Pat and Russ Brehm sleep well at night knowing that their sheep are fiercely protected against predators. After all, what chance would a coyote have against a determined Sicilian donkey?
Christmas trees from Michigan raise pest fears
Kansas officials worried imports may breed gypsy moths
December 30, 2000
It’s a holiday gift that can keep on giving, and Kansas agriculture officials aren’t happy about it. Christmas trees shipped to the Midwest may be infested with the eggs from gypsy moths, known to destroy foliage in large sections of trees.
Police photo puts focus on wrong ‘suspect’
Media run picture of bank customer in police mix-up
December 30, 2000
When Rick Stuart’s picture showed up on television and in print as a suspected serial auto burglar, six people called police with tips.
Flurries likely this weekend
December 30, 2000
Cloudy skies and possible snow in some regions are in the forecast for Kansas, the National Weather Service said.
New year marks end of free admission to parks
Elderly, people with disabilities to be charged entrance fees
December 30, 2000
When the weather becomes warm enough for outings, elderly and disabled Kansans will no longer enter state parks for free. A new law establishing those fees takes effect Monday. State officials don’t expect to see any effect immediately because of winter.
On the record
December 30, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
December 30, 2000
Truck vandalized as it warms Demand to see judge ends with arrest by police Program offers elderly insurance answers
Young couple loses home, belongings, job in two fires
In one week, life changes dramatically
December 30, 2000
For Scott and Mindy Ortiz, the new year can only be an improvement on 2000. In the space of one week, the young couple lost their home, their belongings, their cat, their dog and the source of their sole paycheck all to fire.
Despite challenges in 2001, future looks bright for Lawrence
December 30, 2000
Generally speaking, the year 2000 was a good year for most Americans. The nation was not engaged in any major wars, and there were few national disasters. The economy was strong, the country escaped any terrorist attacks and most U.S. citizens enjoyed as good, if not a better, standard of living than in previous years.
Youth leader held on bond
December 30, 2000
By Erwin Seba Charges will be filed Tuesday against the man accused of sexually abusing children he met through the Tonganoxie church where he is a youth group leader. The 33-year-old Lawrence resident appeared via video link Friday afternoon in Douglas County District Court, but no charges were filed.
Funding grows at healthy rate
Grants, gifts for research rise 13 percent in fiscal 2000
December 30, 2000
Research funding at Kansas University totaled $190 million last year, a 13 percent increase, officials said Friday. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway called the increase “remarkable,” saying it put the university closer to its goal of being among the top 25 research universities in the nation.
Model railroad ties family
Third generation climbs aboard for holiday train tradition
December 30, 2000
By Katie Hollar Six model trains, two whistles and 175 feet of railroad tracks have brought three generations of a Lawrence family closer this holiday season. In the basement of Phil Gaus Jr.’s home, there’s a model train track that goes back 45 years in family history.
Devils clip Capitals
December 30, 2000
For the New Jersey Devils, losing to Washington twice was enough. Scott Niedermayer scored on a wrap-around after a long third-period rush and Chris Terreri had 26 saves in a rare start as the Stanley Cup champions beat the Capitals, 4-2, Friday night in a matchup of division leaders.
Oklahoma snares 84-51 win over Oral Roberts
December 30, 2000
Nolan Johnson and Daryan Selvy each scored 14 points as No. 17 Oklahoma used a balanced scoring attack to beat Oral Roberts, 84-51, Friday night at the Touchstone Energy All-College Tournament.
Florida topples Rutgers
Mississippi State mauls Marist
December 30, 2000
Naomi Mobley had 15 points and 10 rebounds as No. 19 Florida beat No. 7 Rutgers 66-58 Friday night in the championship game of the State Farm Classic.
Wake Forest rips Navy
Demon Deacons cruise, 90-58, run record to 11-0
December 30, 2000
Wake Forest gave the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference yet another blowout win to ponder heading into league play. Josh Howard had 17 points and Broderick Hicks added a season-high 12 as the fourth-ranked Demon Deacons warmed up for its ACC showdown against Virginia with a 90-58 victory over Navy on Friday night.
Mora will be seeking first postseason win when Colts play Miami today
December 30, 2000
Jim Mora is 65 but looks younger, surprising given his history in the NFL playoffs. At 0-5, Mora has the kind of postseason record that puts wrinkles on a coach’s face. He’ll try again for win No. 1 today when his Indianapolis Colts play the Miami Dolphins in an AFC wild-card game.
Wisconsin slips past UCLA
Last-minute interception preserves 21-20 victory for Badgers
December 30, 2000
Humbled, injured, taunted and tired, Jamar Fletcher still got in the last word on UCLA wide receiver Freddie Mitchell. “We got the win, so we all got the last laugh,” Wisconsin’s standout cornerback said after his midfield interception with a minute left preserved the Badgers’ 21-20 victory over the battered Bruins in the Sun Bowl.
Bears wanted Carey
KU forward recruited by SMS
December 30, 2000
By Gary Bedore Jeff Carey considered playing college basketball at Southwest Missouri State. The Bears’ campus in Springfield, Mo., is just a 90-minute drive from Carey’s hometown of Camdenton, Mo. “They were one of the schools that recruited me extremely hard the summer before my senior year,” Carey said.
UK admits violations
Wildcats’ football program under siege
December 30, 2000
The University of Kentucky said Friday it had uncovered rules violations by its football program and would report those findings to the NCAA.
Saints want to be next Rams
December 30, 2000
The New Orleans Saints know all about the St. Louis Rams’ magical rise last year. They’ve recited the phrase “worst to first” like a mantra. Now they want to live it.
LSU subdues Georgia Tech
December 30, 2000
The LSU fans rose from their seats when the guy wearing No. 6 slipped on his helmet, got some last-minute advice from the coaches and trotted on the field to begin the third quarter.
$150,000 sought to put garage on solid ground
December 30, 2000
By Joel Mathis The wise city builds its garage upon a rock. But sometimes that costs more. On top of the $7.2 million Lawrence is spending on a downtown parking garage, add another $150,000 to make sure the structure doesn’t fall down. The money is needed to make sure the piers that hold the garage up are sitting on solid rock instead of shifting soil.
Conflicts rage in more than one-third of nations
December 30, 2000
George W. Bush and his team of Cold War warriors face a world of increasing conflict, with military experts counting 68 countries suffering civil unrest, drug wars and other skirmishes. The number is up from 65 last year and nearly twice the average at the sunset of superpower rivalry in the late 1980s.
Passenger tries to crash flight
December 30, 2000
A passenger burst into the cockpit of a British Airways jet with 398 people aboard and grabbed the controls Friday, sending the plane into two violent nosedives that left people screaming and praying out loud.
Iranian caviar back on tables for fine dining
December 30, 2000
America’s epicures are getting reacquainted with the exquisite pleasures of Iranian caviar, available for New Year’s Eve for the first time in 13 years because of the lifting of a U.S. embargo.
Grisly details emerge on Philly shootings
December 30, 2000
Seven people killed in a run-down row house had been lined up on the dining room floor and shot by four masked intruders, police said Friday.
Clintons to buy posh D.C. home
December 30, 2000
President Clinton and his wife, Sen.-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton, signed a contract Friday to purchase a five-bedroom, brick Colonial home near the Embassy Row area of Washington for $2.85 million.
Utah cities celebrate a day early
December 30, 2000
The state of Utah takes a lot of ribbing for being ultraconservative, unhip and behind the times. But today, some residents will be one step ahead of everyone else they’re celebrating New Year’s Eve a day early.
Stray gunfire warnings given
December 30, 2000
Terry Smith lives with a bullet lodged in her left lung, the victim of a New Year’s Eve tradition in some cities around the country of firing guns into the air at midnight. This year, she is staying inside.
A look at year’s heroes, fools
December 30, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News A final look back at the year’s heroes and goats, fools and flops. The rear-view mirror, please … Biggest 2000 loser: The YK2 furor. Planes didn’t crash, nuclear missiles didn’t fire, computers didn’t melt. Headlines should have said: OOPS, NOTHING HAPPENED. (Yeah, but what if Jan. 1, 2001, is the real millennium meltdown?)
Oregon ousts Texas
No. 8 Ducks win shootout with No. 12 Horns
December 30, 2000
Joey Harrington and the Oregon Ducks fit right in at the Holiday Bowl. Sure, it hurt that the Ducks had blown a Rose Bowl berth six weeks earlier. But Harrington bounced back by having a hand in four touchdowns one of them reminiscent of Steve Young as the No. 8 Ducks beat No. 12 Texas 35-30 on Friday night in another wild Holiday Bowl.
Predictions for a busy year
December 30, 2000
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News How could 2001 top 2000? Read on. JANUARY Unsealing of electoral votes before joint session of Congress discloses two Florida electors voted for Gov. Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris, depriving George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of their majorities and throwing election to Congress.
Santa ban
December 30, 2000
Close local elections settled amicably
December 30, 2000
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The initial results showed him ahead by 17 votes. Then election officials found a cache of 120 ballots that hadn’t been counted, reducing his lead to two votes. A few days later all the precincts were checked again and the lead grew to three. Then his opponent requested a recount, and his final margin was set at 10 votes.
Clinton, Barak undermine Israel
December 30, 2000
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak regrets that he has only one country to give for his political life. President Bill Clinton, still searching for a legacy that would be his if he had done something worthy of one, has so dishonored his own country he has no shame in dishonoring another one in this case Israel by helping Barak help Israel’s enemies destroy the Jewish state.
Unexpected consequences
December 30, 2000
J-W Editorials The World War II GI Bill merits high ranking among the greatest pieces of legislation in American history. Recent lists have attempted to rank the U.S. government actions with the greatest impact on the nation since World War II. We find numerous notable items that are, and should be, included.
Briefcase
December 30, 2000
23-year-old pleads guilty to phony press release Petroglyph Energy sells to III Exploration Farmers Cooperative Assn. closes tire shop at Ampride Wichita businessman buys former headquarters
Steelmaker files for bankruptcy
December 30, 2000
Troubled steel producer LTV Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Friday but reached a stopgap financing deal that averted an outright shutdown.
Natural confusion
December 30, 2000
When it comes to herbal remedies, you may not be taking what you think you’re taking even if you’re actually taking it.
Haven’t got time for the pain
December 30, 2000
Many migraine sufferers may find relief by taking plain old acetaminophen, a new study says. Migraine headaches affect from 5 percent to 7 percent of men and up to 19 percent of women.
Free rides help keep drinkers off the roads New Year’s Eve
December 30, 2000
By Jim Baker If you do drink too much on New Year’s Eve, be smart: Find yourself a safe ride home. One way to do that is to call for a Tipsy Taxi, sponsored by the Lawrence Taxi Service and several businesses and agencies in the area.
Beating a hangover
Health professionals offer tips to ease your after-party woes
December 30, 2000
By Jim Baker New Year’s Eve and a hangover the next morning seem to go together like pizza and beer. But there’s no need to suffer the throbbing headache, dry mouth and sore stomach that inevitably follow a night of partying too much. There are steps you can take to speed your recovery from the previous night’s celebration or, better yet, to head off a hangover in the first place.
Scouting
December 30, 2000
Club notes
December 30, 2000
4-H News
December 30, 2000
Domain name market loses luster
December 30, 2000
How much is a name worth? On the Internet, at least, the answer is: a lot less than it used to be. Witness Procter & Gamble Co., which last week announced it sold the Internet domain name www.flu.com for an undisclosed sum.
Roswell’: Saved by Tabasco sauce
December 30, 2000
The WB TV series “Roswell” was on the verge of extinction, but thanks to the Internet and a few thousand bottles of Tabasco sauce, the show and its fans are enjoying another television season.
Country uncool again in 2000
December 30, 2000
Sales continued to flag, Garth Brooks announced his retirement and The Nashville Network removed “Nashville” from its name during 2000, a desultory year for the country music industry.
Mr. Mouse the gentleman
December 30, 2000
Female hormones may help males be manly, a new study in mice suggests. When it comes to sex hormones, males produce mainly testosterone. But they also produce a little of the female hormone estrogen.
Stocks finish ‘ugly’ year with fall
Nasdaq, Dow close year with big losses
December 30, 2000
Wall Street stumbled into the close of its worst year in decades, cutting short a holiday rally as investors dumped laggard stocks to record tax losses. Friday’s selling pushed the technology-laden Nasdaq market to its biggest one-year loss ever and left the Dow Jones industrial average with its first annual loss since 1990.
Cardinal Brands to land downtown
Business forms firm moving corporate offices
December 30, 2000
By Mark Fagan An international manufacturer of business forms and related products is establishing its corporate headquarters in downtown Lawrence. Cardinal Brands Inc. plans to consolidate its administrative operations by June at 643 Mass., said Joe Bauman, the company’s president and chief executive officer. The office will be above new shops for Gap and Eddie Bauer.
Daily Ticker
December 30, 2000
Tails of asthma in the city
December 30, 2000
If you have children, there’s good reason to be scared of mice. Common house mice may be a major contributor to asthma among children living in urban areas, according to a federally funded study.
World’s population migrating to cities
December 30, 2000
Half of the world’s 6 billion people now live in cities and more will join them in the next two decades, putting pressure on governments to make urban areas more livable, according to a report released Friday.
Magazine shoots for Kansas Day launch
Ad Astra celebrates Sunflower State
December 30, 2000
By Dave Ranney A new magazine for Kansans who care about Kansas is due out when else? Kansas Day. In case you’ve forgotten, that’s Jan. 29. The magazine, called Ad Astra, hopes to give readers an intelligent mix of writing on public policy issues, literature and art.
With 4 more appointments, Bush Cabinet nearly filled
Education, Interior, VA and HHS nominees announced
December 30, 2000
President-elect George W. Bush announced four more top appointments Friday, naming his choices to head the departments of Education, Interior, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, and nearing completion of his Cabinet.
Both sides back away from U.S. peace plan
December 30, 2000
Israeli and Palestinian officials issued tough statements Friday rejecting essential parts of President Clinton’s proposal for further peace negotiations, a development that appeared to sink Clinton’s effort to renew talks.
People
December 30, 2000
Dick Clark still rockin’ Tritt impostor nabbed Madonna wedding details leaked Trafficking in children
Colorado State prevails
Rams capture 22-17 triumph over Louisville
December 30, 2000
Cecil Sapp and the Colorado State Rams played a great game of keepaway Friday. The sophomore ran for a career-high 160 yards, and C.W. Hurst kicked three field goals as the No. 23 Rams held onto the ball for more than 35 minutes in beating Louisville, 22-17, in the Liberty Bowl.
Former allies desert Nader
Onetime backers blame Green candidate for Bush’s victory
December 30, 2000
They call him “traitor,” “egomaniac” and “fool.” Some of Ralph Nader’s old battle buddies even call him “politician.” Many of those who fought with Nader on the frontlines for the environment, consumer rights and other liberal causes now say he betrayed them by not ending his presidential run in time to save Al Gore’s candidacy.
City erasing plans for signature park
South Park to remain as recreational crown jewel
December 30, 2000
By Joel Mathis Before the idea ever got off the ground, the city is spiking a consultant’s call for a new “signature” park. On Tuesday, city commissioners are expected to approve a Parks and Recreation master plan similar to one considered earlier this month except that all references to a signature park at Clinton Lake have been deleted.
Playgrounds will be full of Michaels, Hannahs
December 30, 2000
Michael once again rules hospital nurseries. Hannah reigns over the girls at least this year. Michael is the most popular boy’s name of 2000, according to BabyCenter.com. Last year, Jacob edged Michael for the top spot, but Michael had been the No. 1 boy’s name in the United States for the previous 35 years.
Cold-weather fashion
Designers boost sales with cozy, chic clothes
December 30, 2000
Jack Frost is no friend of the fashion crowd. But instead of plotting revenge for your flattened hat hair, it is more fun and much more stylish to get even by bundling up in the latest trends.
Thought of wearing mother’s ring saddens daughter
December 30, 2000
World briefs
December 30, 2000
Ferry crash kills dozens Lawmaker assassinated State election annulled
Horoscopes
December 30, 2000
Push continues to get Graves a Cabinet job
Dole says he’s ready to help governor become transportation chief
December 30, 2000
Bob Dole says he’s ready to help get Gov. Bill Graves named as President-elect George W. Bush’s transportation secretary.
Kansas company helping to restore rare WWII rocket
V-2 carries message hinting at Holocaust
December 30, 2000
The rocket was built to fly across the English Channel and kill dozens of people. Someone who helped build it most likely a slave laborer left behind what might be a message hinting at a larger horror in Europe.
Heat melt Wizards, win fourth straight
December 30, 2000
Eddie Jones’ new lucky number is 31. Jones scored 31 points for the third time in four games as the Miami Heat beat the hapless Washington Wizards, 98-91, Friday night to run their winning streak to four straight.
Volunteers, Colonials involved in scuffle
Versions of coaches Green, Penders differ after game at Rainbow Classic in Hawaii
December 30, 2000
After slugging it out for 40 minutes on the court, Tennessee and George Washington carried their hostilities over to a postgame pizza party.
Wildcats hold off Jayhawks
Arizona claims 81-73 victory
December 30, 2000
Kansas paid the price for poor shooting. KU’s women’s basketball team pulled within two points of Arizona late in Friday night’s game at McKale Center, but the Jayhawks missed 12 of their final 15 shots and suffered an 81-73 loss. Reserve guard KC Hilgenkamp kept the deficit from reaching double-digits with two baskets and an assist in the final minute. The junior finished with 11 points.
KU to face struggling SW Missouri St.
December 30, 2000
By Gary Bedore It’s been bad news for Southwest Missouri State’s Bears during the month of December. Second-year coach Barry Hinson’s basketball team, 4-5 overall, has dropped five of six games entering tonight’s Sprint Shootout contest against Kansas. Tipoff is 8:05 p.m. at Kemper Arena with a live telecast on channel 62.
National briefs
December 30, 2000
Civil rights exhibits vandalized Airline workers back on job Kerosene, gasoline mixed up Blank birth certificates stolen Insurers can use ZIP codes
East braces for massive storm
As much as 16 inches of snow due
December 30, 2000
Shovels, snowblowers and salt were flying off store shelves Friday as people along the East Coast prepared for a powerful convergence of storms that could bring the heaviest snowfall in five years to some areas.
Engagements
December 30, 2000
TV Guide announces annual award nominees
December 30, 2000
TV Guide is adding nine categories to its third annual “TV Guide Awards.” The awards show will take place Feb. 24 at the Shrine Expo Center in Los Angeles and will air March 7 on Fox.
After 16-year run, TV watchdog cancels itself
December 30, 2000
Anyone who appreciates how good television can be when it’s at its best owes a thank you to Dorothy Collins Swanson. And now is the time to say it.
Moog synthesizes new synthesizer
Pioneer in electronic music tries to reclaim market through innovation
December 30, 2000
His name is synonymous with electronic music, but for years someone else owned the right to use it. Bob Moog now has regained his identity, and he’s again stepping onto the stage as a technical innovator.
Anniversary
December 30, 2000
Ring in the new year from the couch
December 30, 2000
Staying home for the big turn of the millennial odometer? There’s no shortage of late Sunday night TV options.